Group tours Chicago neighborhoods, hopes to find answers on crime

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A Chicago group is touring the city’s 77 neighborhoods as a way to explore what unites them and what can be done to improve those communities.

23-year-old Robert Jackson, a recent college graduate, came up with the idea.

So far, they’ve visited Bronzeville, Humboldt Park and six other communities.  It will take over a year to complete the project.

The group of about 15 is spending an estimated $25 a week to tour some of the neighborhoods.  They are keeping a blog with their findings.

Next week they will hit the Ashburn neighborhood.


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  • Colleen

    Great idea! This should be on going. Chicago is a great place to live and everyone in every neighborhood should get a chance to feel that way. I hope this brings to light some much needed solutions. All our friends are moving to the suburbs. Chicago needs a renewal, and some much needed change. People need to regain their pride and confidence in their neighborhoods. Everyone deserves to feel safe no matter where they live in the city. Good luck!

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